Guardian UA.
User's Enhanced Perception of Interactive Art Objects Through the Use of
Augmented Reality

Diana Kononets

Guardian UA is app which distinguished by its unique emotional concept and respect for Ukraine's cultural heritage. 

Each user can not only scan the objects around them with their phone's camera, but also take an interest in them from anywhere in the world. This is not just an app that tells about general historical information - it is a guide that turns ordinary pictures into impressions and emotions.

Much attention is paid to raising awareness of Ukraine's cultural heritage. Each site has its own page with detailed text, photos, audio and video accompaniment, which brings everyone closer to the uniqueness of the historical aspect and traditions.

The news section is constantly updated with information on the status of sites and destruction in different cities of Ukraine. Users have the opportunity to share their thoughts, views and emotions.

The Guardian UA goes beyond enriching cultural experience. It becomes a platform for interaction and assistance. Through it, users can make charitable donations to restore cultural heritage sites. Everyone who has the app becomes part of a community that unites to help restore unique historical gems.

The app serves as a tool for exploring the environment and objects and provides users with ample opportunities to interact and learn new things.

Diana Kononets

Visual and Experience Designer.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

I see myself as the founder and head of my own design company.

What is a good design for you?

Usability, clarity, harmony and emotional connection between product and user.

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

Some subjects were very difficult and abstract to understand.

Who or what inspires you?

I feel inspired in the process of creating a new product, in its conception, development and implementation. This creative dynamic and the opportunity to bring something innovative to the world always encourage me to develop and express myself.

How do you approach a new project?

Defining project goals and expectations.

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

Always seek advice from professors, never be ashamed of your thoughts and ideas

Have you changed during your studies? How?

I feel that I have become more confident in my abilities, realising that I am a good specialist. This internal development allows me to implement my knowledge and skills with enthusiasm and to feel joy in achieving results in my professional field.

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

I chose the Visual Experience Design programme because this field is extremely exciting for me. My passion for creating visually appealing and effective designs that enhance the user experience took precedence.

What are you not going to miss in your studies?

Each area of study has become special and meaningful to me. Communicating with highly qualified professors, gaining new knowledge and skills, and collaborating with my friends on projects have always been a source of inspiration for me.

How are you going to celebrate your graduation?

First, I plan to attend the graduation ceremony and then organise a small celebration with my family and friends to celebrate my achievements together.

Pascuala Sylleros